Let the trolling begin.
Aroldis Chapman became the first current Yankee to poke fun at the Astros’ cheating scandal on Friday.
The closer posted a popular GIF on Twitter of Michael Jackson eating popcorn while seated in a movie theater from the “Thriller” music video. It was accompanied by a headline that read: “Me watching all the Astros cheating drama go down.”
The scandal, in which the Astros used a video system that included players banging a garbage can to relay pitches to hitters in 2017, led to the firing of manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. Hinch was also suspended for a full year. The Astros beat the Yankees in seven games in the ALCS that year.
Additionally, the Red Sox parted ways with manager Alex Cora, who was a bench coach on that Houston team. And the Mets parted ways with manager Carlos Beltran, a designated hitter with the Astros who was named in the report released by MLB. The Astros were also fined $5 million and forfeited first- and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021.
Chapman allowed a walk-off, series-clinching homer to Jose Altuve in Game 6 of last October’s ALCS. There were allegations on Thursday that Altuve and…